Monday, February 6, 2012

GOP Candidates Focus on Colorado, Minnesota

Posted By on Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:17 AM

In the wake of Mitt Romney's convincing win in Saturday's Nevada Caucuses, the former Massachusett governor joins other presidential hopefuls in turning their attention to Colorado and Minnesota, which hold caucuses Tuesday. Maine is already in the midst of a week-long caucus voting process that will wrap up on Saturday.

But for the most part, February will be a month for candidates to re-load in anticipation of the next landmark day-March 6, otherwise known as Super Tuesday. That's when Idaho will join nine other states that will all hold primaries or caucuses on the same night.

Meanwhile, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll was released Monday, indicating that President Barack Obama, for the first time, holds a clear edge over Romney in a hypothetical general-election matchup. Overall, 55 percent of those who said they were closely following the campaign, said they disappproved of what GOP candidates have been saying. Additionally, by better than 2-to-1, Americans said the more they learned about Romney, the less they liked him. Judgments about former House Speaker Newt Gingrich were about 3-to-1 negative.

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